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Luciano Berio: Gesti

  • for treble recorder
  • Duration: 5’
  • Composer: Luciano Berio
  • Dedication: for Frans Brueggen
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Luciano Berio: Gesti for treble recorder | UE15627

  • Edition type: sheet music
  • Series: Musik für Blockflöte - Il flauto dolce
  • Grade: 7-8
  • Format: 30.5 × 23.2 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-4756-4
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-00719-4
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Berio could have called “Gesti” a “Sequenza”; the approach is the same. The work calls for (almost literally) breathtaking virtuosity – fingers, tongue and respiration must be skilfully coordinated. The instrumental sounds, combined over and over with the flutist’s voice, occasionally have a humorous effect, such as when the flute suggests a bird gone mad; in the final section, we hear that the instrument can sing, as well.

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"…eines der wichtigsten Stücke im Repertoire der Avantgarde-Blockflöte…" Windkanal 2004, Nr. 2 (Nik Tarasov)

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